Italy

Italy’s League faces threat over new Government crisis

Source: Rueters, Italy’s ruling League party could end up in opposition and risks looking stupid over its bid to bring down the coalition and trigger an early election, a senior League official said. Renewed political turmoil in the euro zone’s third largest economy threatens to derail preparations for the 2020 budget in the autumn, as […]

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Libya Set New Election Date, Discard Agreement with Paris.

Libyan leaders earlier this year had agreed a deal to conduct elections in December this year. But the deal that reached Paris with the support of the French government has since been abandoned. The new election date is slated for spring of next year, according to the Italian Foreign Minister. Spring 2019 will span between March 2019 […]

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Foreign Minister clears mediation involvement in Eritrea-Ethiopia deal.

Eritrean Foreign Minister Osman Saleh says the June 8 peace deal between the two countries was one that was agreed by the respective governments without any intermediaries. Saleh was speaking in Italy during the second Italy-Africa Forum held in Rome between 24 – 25 October. Also in attendance was his Ethiopian counterpart Workneh Ghebeyehu. “Many think that […]

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African migrants in Italy took to hunger strike .

Italy has been accused of holding 150 migrants ‘hostage’ on a coastguard ship ‘as a way of blackmailing Europe’. Many of those stranded aboard the vessel – the Diciotti – for a ninth day, began a hunger strike on friday. Their reaction is out of frustration that Italy continues to refuse to let them disembark in Sicily […]

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